Checking in on our TV network scorecards
It’s time to update our TV network scorecards, which measures the accuracy of claims made on the major cable networks by pundits, hosts and other non-elected officials.
Fox News (and Fox News Sunday)
As of April 22, 2015, 59 percent of the claims we have checked have been rated Mostly False or worse.
Here’s the full breakdown (You can see the individual claims we have rated here):
MSNBC (and Meet the Press)
For MSNBC and its network partner, 43 percent of claims have been rated Mostly False or worse.
Here’s their scorecard:
CNN continues to post a better Truth-O-Meter rating than its cable network peers, though the percentage of claims rated Half True or better dipped slightly from the last time we looked in January.
Claims rated Half True or better fell from 80 percent to 77 percent, as of April 22, 2015.
The CNN scorecard:
A note about sharing these charts: We use our news judgment to pick the facts we’re going to check, so we don’t fact-check everything. Also, as we said, we’re not counting claims made by elected officials, representatives of the government or candidates. And they include all the statements we’ve ever fact-checked going back years in some cases (just like PolitiFact’s scorecard of President Barack Obama, for example).
Read more about our network scorecards in our Q&A.